03-05-2014

2013 RELAY MEMBERS SEEK NEW OPPORTUNITY

Members of the 2013 Relay for Life of Bond County steering committee and team captains have released a statement expressing their desire to pursue new opportunities to raise funds that will benefit Bond County cancer patients and their families.  The statement is the result of a recent meeting where the group discussed its goals for 2014 and beyond.

The statement reads, in part:

“While the ACS [American Cancer Society] is a worthwhile cause, and the research they do has great promise, the Bond County Relay steering committee and some of the team captains and participants have decided this is our time to pursue new avenues to support cancer patients in Bond County.  We have agreed that while we’re proud of our efforts on behalf of ACS…it’s time for us to step away from Relay.  Our hearts are with exploring new ways to generate funds that can stay locally and help our friends and neighbors in tangible ways.  We are in agreement that wherever this road takes us, we will still set aside a portion of the funds we raise for ACS and cancer research.”

The statement says the members involved in the endeavor have opened discussions with local agencies to see how they might work either for them or with them and stressed that such discussions are in the early stages. 



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ARE THEY HEADING NORTH OR SOUTH?

This photo, snapped by WGEL's Mike Greenwood, shows a lot of birds heading...somewhere. Are they coming back north, since its supposed to be spring? Or south, since it's so cold?

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SENIOR CENTER LUNCH & LEARN TO FEATURE IMPACT AMPLIFIED PHONES

As part of their lunch and learn programming, the Bond County Senior Center will feature an information and demonstration session on amplified phones for the hearing impaired. Director Anna Oestreich told us the program will be offered Monday, March 10 over the lunch hour.

“Impact, the organization that works with individuals that have some disabilities, has a program through the state of Illinois that offers free amplified phones for persons who are hearing impaired,” Oestreich told WGEL.  “Impact, which is located in the Alton area, actually has a contract to cover Bond, so they’re coming out here. They’re coming out with all the phones, with five different models, that people can test…All they really need is a statement from a hearing specialist or from their physician saying they are in need of this phone."

For more information about Impact or the upcoming program, call the Senior Center at 664-1465.

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GREENVILLE LADY COMETS SEASON IN REVIEW

The Greenville Lady Comets basketball team finished their season strong with a 19-7 record. Coach Paul Thies told us about some of the season’s highlights.

“We had a great season this year,” Thies told WGEL. “It all comes down from just working hard in the off season from last year. We finished 19-7. We had two girls that finished their career with over a thousand points, that would be Maria and Kassidy. In addition to that, Afton Nelson and Kassidy both qualified to go all the way to the state tournament in three-point shooting, and then Afton even made it to the final-four round and finished third. So it’s just been a great year, a lot of good wins, and a lot of great accomplishments along the way.”

Thies also said that over the weekend, Kassidy Alderman was named to the fourth All State Team and Maria Reinhard received an honorable mention.


BOND COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE TO OFFER SERVICES FOR LENT

The Bond County Ministerial Alliance will offer a series of worship services during Lent this year. BCMA President Reverend David Bilyeu from the First Baptist Church told us more about the services.

“The Bond County Ministerial Alliance has a tradition of hosting community Lenten services throughout the Lenten season, and those are scheduled to begin on March 12,” Bilyeu told WGEL. “The theme this year is based on the hymn, ‘Amazing Grace,’ and each week the host church will use that theme for their respective service and each of those will be followed up with a time of fellowship and lunch at the host church.”

The first service will be held at First Baptist Church in Greenville on Wednesday, March 12 at noon. For more information, call Reverend Bilyeu at 664-1062.

 

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS SPRING MUSICAL, “HELLO, DOLLY!”

Greenville High School will perform “Hello, Dolly!” as their Spring Musical this year. Musical Director Shawn Cox told us performances will run this Friday and Saturday and Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week.

“The show entails a match-maker named Dolly Levi. She’s putting couples together throughout the show and of course setting herself up at the end as well with a Mr. Horace Vandergelder,” Cox told WGEL. “It’s a fun show - a lot of great music in it. The kids have really, really been working hard. It’s been a rough season with snow days and getting things pulled together, but it’s been good times getting the music together and the costumes together…It ought to be a really fun show for the whole family.”

All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the high school main office and at Watson's Drug Store. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Door prices are $1 more.


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BOND COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL BRICKS FOR PURCHASE

Bond County Veterans Memorial Bricks are available for purchase. Bricks are added to the memorial twice a year, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Brick applications are available at any Greenville bank. The deadline for Memorial Day placement is March 31 and for Veterans Day placement, August 31. For more information, call John at 664-9342.


OBITUARIES

Linda Fisher

Linda Fisher, age 73 of Carlyle, passed away Monday, March 3 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport.  Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Fisher was born on May 5, 1940, in Keyesport, a daughter of Lester and Louise (Koontz) Carver. She married Lloyd D. Fisher on December 1, 1961, at Hopewell Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1991.

Survivors include 2 daughters – Sharon Sanders and husband Steve of Odin, Illinois and Nancy Michael and husband Wayne of Hoffman, Illinois; 5 grandchildren – Tina Dierkes and husband Carl, Travis Sanders and wife Jennifer, Tanya Ragsdale and husband Jim, Kenneth Michael and wife Lisa and Layne Michael and wife Chelsey; 12 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren and 4 step great great grandchildren; a sister – Cindy Ennen and husband Larry of Greenville; a brother – Paul Carver of Carlyle; a sister-in-law – Connie Carver of Keyesport; 2 aunts – Georgia Gattung of Keyesport and Vonnie Wolf and husband Larry of Carlyle; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; 2 brothers – Donald and Gerald Carver; a niece – Mandy Carver and a nephew – Tyler Ennen.

Mrs. Fisher worked as a sewer at DeMoulin Bros. and Co. for 50 years and was a 50 year member of the Garment Workers Union. Linda loved to shop, watch cooking shows, and enjoyed flower gardening.

Marceline A. “Marcie” Thacker-Huber

Marceline A. “Marcie” Thacker-Huber, age 84, of Highland, passed away Monday, March 3 at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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